Sex and Relationship Education/PSHE


The Governing Body of Heaton Manor believes that Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) is a crucial part of preparing young people for their lives now, and, for their future opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences as adults, partners and parents.

In a world where you people are more commonly turning to online sources of information for life advice, it is imperative that we as a school provide high quality, engaging and reliable relationship education. In addition, growing concern about the seriously damaging effects of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sexual abuse (including FGM), exploitation, e-safety and the rate of teenage pregnancies and abortions, make high quality sex education a necessity.


The school’s RSE programme aims to present the facts to students in an objective, balanced and sensitive manner, set within a clear framework of values. It aims to promote wellbeing, foster self-esteem, self-awareness, a sense of personal responsibility and the skills to avoid and resist unwanted sexual experiences. More particularly, the school aims to:

Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE)  is taught as part of a blended course alongside Citizenship and Careers Education in a weekly timetabled lesson. The aim of PSHE is to support pupils’ personal development and their physical and emotional health and wellbeing so that they achieve their potential as adults. Our programme of study is in line with current national guidance for PSHE and Sex and Relationship Education.

It covers the  key themes of: health and wellbeing, relationships, and living in the wider world. The course is coordinated and delivered by a specialist team of teachers and is supplemented by the school nursing team. The programme is approached in a sensitive manner, responsive to the needs of the students. Ground rules are always established to ensure everybody is comfortable and aware of the appropriate protocol.

If parents/carers  would like further information on the programme, including resources, they should contact Mr David Attrill, Head of Citizenship and PSHE at or 0191 2818486.

Our Relationships and Sex Education Policy can be downloaded from our Policies page.

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Heaton Manor School & Sixth Form
Jesmond Park West
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tel: +44(0)191 2818486
Fax: +44(0)191 2810381

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